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Officials downgrade flood warning amid dam repairs near Reno

June 19, 2018 — RENO — State officials are downgrading a flood warning to homes and businesses in an area south of Reno a day after saying people should be prepared to evacuate if a 155-year-old earthen dam forming Little Washoe Lake fails. Nevada Division of Water Resources spokeswoman

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Evacuation orders lifted at northern Nevada wildfire

June 19, 2018 — RENO — The worst danger has passed at a northern Nevada wildfire that has burned nearly 2 square miles (5 sq. kilometers) of mostly rangeland in the Smith Valley southeast of Carson City. Officials for the Sierra Front Incident Management Team said Tuesday they have

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Escaped Carson City inmate arrested in Reno

June 18, 2018 — Authorities have arrested an inmate who escaped from the Carson City Jail last week. Michael Anthony Bass, 23, escaped the morning of June 12 from the jail and had been on the run until Reno Police located him Monday night. Bass had been in the Culinary

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Next generation of firefighters complete academy

June 18, 2018 — The Carson City Fire Department will be seeing six new faces, as they welcome the newest graduating class from its regional fire academy. Friends, family, loved ones and new coworkers all gathered at the Grand Sierra Resort Friday night to celebrate the 20 firefighters who

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Long-term irrigation solution for Buzzy’s Ranch sought

June 18, 2018 — Water rights associated with Buzzy's Ranch will be used to irrigate the open space for one more year while Carson City looks for a long-term solution. Bruce Scott, chair of the Open Space Advisory Committee, told the committee Monday the city was granted temporary use

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Time to deal with Aphids again

June 18, 2018 — Sticky drippy aphid goo covers the plants under my ash trees. Aphids insert their sucking mouthparts into a leaf and draw the sap out to feed as if they're sucking through a straw. They pull out so much 'juice' from a plant, they can't absorb

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Get Healthy Carson City: Bzzz! Smack! It’s time to practice mosquito bite prevention

June 18, 2018 — This column appears in the Nevada Appeal's Tuesday health pages. It addresses topics related to the health of our community. Hot temperatures, longer days, road construction cones and mosquito season seem to represent the arrival of summer. While no one enjoys being bitten by these

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Past Pages for Tuesday, June 19, 2018

June 18, 2018 — 150 Years Ago Street Grading. Mr. Bragg entered upon his contract yesterday by breaking ground on Proctor Street. That thoroughfare, as are the others that are to be repaired, is to be "piked" in the approved style. Mr. Bragg has made that boulevard look like

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Crews fighting to prevent Washoe Dam collapse

June 18, 2018 — Emergency crews from the Division of Water Resources are fighting to plug a leak in the 100-year-old Washoe Dam. State Engineer Jason King said a routine inspection today discovered the earth and rock dam is leaking at its base beneath the spillway from Little Washoe

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Man injured in Carson City rollover crash

June 18, 2018 — One man was taken to the hospital following a rollover crash Monday afternoon. Around 2 p.m., deputies and paramedics responded to reports of a single vehicle crash on Curry Street behind the V&T Railroad Museum. Once on scene, deputies discovered an adult male trapped inside

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Dam at Little Washoe Lake could breach

June 18, 2018 — For the latest update, go here. ••• Areas along Steamboat Creek and Ditch in Pleasant Valley could be flooded if Washoe Lake Dam gives way. According to an emergency alert issued by Washoe County, the Nevada Division of Water Resources determined that Washoe Lake Dam

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Creating a Natural First Aid Kit

June 18, 2018 — Whether you're camping, biking, boating or hiking in the great outdoors or even just relaxing at home it's always handy to have your very own natural first aid kit in case something goes wrong. Mother Nature has shown us that there are many useful healing

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A journey offering hope

June 18, 2018 — As college-aged cyclists pedal across the valleys and mountain passes of the Great Basin for the Journey of Hope, they said the experience of helping others and the encouragement received from their own families serve as lessons to help others who have mental and physical

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200 middle school HOSA students earn CPR certification

June 18, 2018 — More than 200 Carson Middle School (CMS) future health professional — Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) — earned real-world healthcare certifications. Nearly all the students taking Ms. Victoria Jaacovi's Introduction to HOSA class and Mr. Dayne Carmichael's Sports Medicine class finished the 2018 school

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The Original Wailers kick off Levitt Amp Brewery Arts Center Carson City concert series

June 18, 2018 — The Brewery Arts Center pulled some strings this year to get one of the biggest touring reggae bands for the Levitt AMP Carson City concert series. Reggae giants The Original Wailers grace the Minnesota Street stage on Saturday. Al Anderson said he's excited to kick

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Vote here: Best of Carson City 2018

June 17, 2018 —

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Wild fire burning in Pinon and Upper Colony area of Lyon County

June 17, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of Nevada to combat the Upper Colony Fire burning in Lyon County. The State of Nevada on Sunday submitted a request for a

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Lake Tahoe clarity decreased nearly 10 feet in 2017

June 16, 2018 — Citing the convergence of drought, record precipitation and warm temperatures, researchers announced Wednesday that Lake Tahoe's famed clarity declined 9.5 feet in 2017. The numbers from the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) follow a 3.9-foot decrease in average annual clarity in 2016. The

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Busy week ahead for Carson City supervisors

June 16, 2018 — The Board of Supervisors has a busy week ahead. The board convenes briefly on Tuesday at 9 a.m. to accept the canvass of the vote for the 2018 primary election last week. And on Thursday it holds a joint meeting with the Carson City School

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Robotics camp opportunity to learn STEM concepts at Western Nevada College

June 16, 2018 — They don't have to drive nine hours to Legoland to share the joy of what can be created with plastic construction toys. LEGOs have been only part of the Robotics Camp at Western Nevada College this week as area youngsters have been touched by the

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